Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So Long, Farewell

You may have guessed from my title that The Sound of Music is the featured film for the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge this week. Like many of you, I love this movie and watch it every year on television.

I was inspired to use the song, "So Long, Farewell" for my card. It's for a foreign language teacher at my school who's leaving at the end of the semester, so I thought "auf Wiedersehen," "adieu," and "au revoir" would make the perfect sentiments.
I typed some of the lyrics on my computer, then printed them out and used them as the background. I also drew inspiration from the dresses the girls wear in this scene, pulling out the colors, flowers, and lace for my card.
Papers: Barely Banana, PTI white
Accessories: scallop edge punch, flowers (Prima), paper lace & pearls (unknown)

22 comments:

Jackie said...

Love the flower! Such a gorgeous card.

Cassie said...

Beautiful! I love the inspiration that you used. It's seems a perfect card for the teacher at your school.

Elena said...

So gentle and elegant! Love your idea with the paper you created!

Marnie said...

What a happy goodbye card! Hmmm that didn't come out right? But I love the card it's so fresh!

Elizabeth said...

I love the idea of being inspired by a song! What a cute card!

fishlips said...

You are just so creative...Love the sentiments you typed it;s just so perfect!!!! What a totally unique card...

Jackie said...

Pretty card and great colors! nice job!!!

~amy~ said...

Such a sweet card...love the pearls!

cadnileb said...

Oh super cute and great idea with your own paper!

Lyn S said...

What a perfect idea for your card!

.....You know I can't get that song out of my head now, LOL!

Kathryn said...

PERFECT -- love your card, LOVE that song -- ! :)

Sherri said...

Very pretty and so feminine! Love the flowers and pearls!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

So pretty and clever. Wonderful soft colors and such a fresh, uncluttered look. Love it!

Shirley said...

It's lovely and she will treasure it~A wonderful keeper.

Oliva said...

Beautiful card! I love the way you used the pearls.

Kathi said...

The card is fabulous. I love using song lyrics on cards and layouts.

Anyways, the colors are perfect, the font you used is great, and the accents are wonderful too. Yep. I like this a lot!

Brooke S said...

I love that you typed the lyrics. When in doubt make your own paper. That's my theory as well... The yellow color is very sweet... Thanks for playing along... We love seeing your face and or name pop up in our e-mail...
Hugs
Brooke

Sankari W. said...

Hi Ann,

Your card is just beautiful - love the flower and you were just so creative to print out a sheet with all the ways to say goodbye in the different languages for the foreign language teacher -- wow!! (which font did you use - it is so pretty!) The pearls and lace add just such sweetness! I know she will LOVe your card!

Just wanted to thank you so much for playing along in these challenges - its always so great to see what awesome creations you have cooked up! And I haven't forgotten about Gracie's inspired embellishments - it has been so hard to get to the post office recently - the lines are so long and to go there with 2 kids under the age of 4 is just crazy! i can't wait for you to see them! my parent's are here visiting so I can actually go without any kids in tow!!

hope you are doing well!! sending you a ton of happy wishes!!
Sankari :)

Becky Carafa said...

This is so cool!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty and so creative. Great card.

Rebecca said...

This is gorgeous! I've thought of typing the words to the Star Spangled Banner to do a patriotic card, but wasn't sure how to pull it off. This is really inspiring.

Chrissy D said...

This is such a soft, serene, beautifully elegant card! I love that movie too! TFS!